Ok, so just about a day or two ago these people from the old pueblo baptist church out here in tucson tryed to leave their little flyers on my doorknob. I didn't see them put it there, but when I stepped outside the house I noticed the flyers on the doorknob. So I just put them in my backpack, and decided to look at them later. So then after awhile I decided to write a response back to the pastor about leaving that stuff on my doorknob. Here's my response back to the pastor, it's a 7…Continue
Yesterday, at NCU, William Lane Craig and Lawrence Krauss took it upon themselves to debate the possible evidence for God. Dr. Craig lists 5 premises which he believes points to the existence of a god, with #5 pointing to the existence of his particular god. These premises are:…
from Martin S Pribble
"The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." Delos Banning McKownThis quote has been appearing on Twitter from numerous accounts with the hashtags "#atheism #air" appended to the ending. This does one thing, and it's not in favour of the intended or original meaning or context of the quote. What it illustrates is that atheists… Continue
Texts must be read in their original language. A Muslim will always insists that if you want to understand the Koran, you have to read it in Arabic-which is true for any text.
Things get lost in translation. Always.
The Christian English bible is full of translation errors. In fact, the strongest argument for Christianity being a false religion in my view, is the fact that the entire dogma is based on a foreign translation – and things always do indeed get…Continue
A solid understanding of theory of mind (ToM) is extremely important to understanding some of the fallacies that derive from its misapplication. ToM “is the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc.—to oneself and others and to understand that others have beliefs, desires and…Continue
first off, before we get to the links, TA's Radio Show podcast is returning tonight after a several months long hiatus during which we revamped and re-conceptualized the show. our first guest is former minister and apologist turned atheist author and creator of the popular blog Debunking Christianity, John Loftus! the show begins tonight at 5PM PST/8PM EST and goes for an hour and a half. our host Greg will play his interview with John and take some calls from the audience.…Continue
My school (I am a teacher) is in the running for a $25000 multimedia makeover. This means new monitors and projectors for our lab and classrooms. Right now we have a 6 year old projector and all 6+ year old "old school" monitors. I would appreciate your help by voting for my school. Just follow the link http://is.gd/vvs25k. (Here is the raw unedited link:…Continue
An essay by - Heather Spoonheim
All too often I hear fellow Atheists say, “Using the Bible as proof of God is like using a comic book as proof of Superman.” I always find this statement offensive because it shows a very malicious irreverence for a book that I greatly revere. I would like to encourage Atheists that are in the habit of using the above remark to consider saying, instead, “Using the Bible as proof of God is like…Continue
Over the past three years I have been using Stumble Upon as a resource for atheist sites. I have read thousands of blogs and arguments between atheists and “christians.” I know how frustrating these debates can be because there is clearly no convincing some christians that what they believe is completely ridiculous. Regardless of how frustrating debates with “believers” can be, my deeper concern is that most of the current population does not have the…Continue
first off, the Think Atheist Radio Show podcast has returned! our first guest is John Loftus, former minister apologist turned atheist author. check it out! :)
what would Jesus do? be misinterpreted by millions of people for millennia.
Why do so many people refute the existence of invisible pink unicorns? What sort of childhood trauma could make a person so hateful as to suggest that invisible pink unicorns don’t exist? It’s so comforting to just think of them galloping silently around us, watching out for us (while also keeping an eye out for low prices) that I’m deeply saddened to think that anyone lives without this comfort. How sad it must be to live everyday without…Continue
I want to start off by saying how much I enjoy this site. I have learned a lot so far. You All Rock!!!
I am in a fledgling (noob) state of atheism so I am like a sponge for learning more about my awakening. It started not too long ago with my wife's cousin openly expressing that he is an atheist. He made statements that angered me at first. But I was drawn to find out why he felt the way he did. This got me to "bible study" so to speak. Little did I know it got my brain back…Continue
Just in case you have been confused by recent buzz about TamTamPamela and the resulting YouTube flamewars, I thought I would summarize the events here. For the past year, a girl calling herself TamTamPamela has been posting videos to YouTube which echo some extremely fundamentalist Christian views. Several atheists had been adding harsh comments to her channel, but she seemed rather unfazed and continued to upload videos of the same format.
After the March…Continue
God is an omniscient being. Having no end and no beginning, from the beginning of time, God has known all. If you know all, there is nothing to be learned. Nothing to be gained from living or experiencing the world or life. This creature knew what was to happen before it did. So what is gained from simply being for 3000 years? Well, if you are God, you have learned that you didn't plan well which would seem to run against the idea of omniscience. The story of Moses clearly points to a God…Continue
last week i linked to the first news trickling out about a new paper by a NASA astrobiologist that purported to show that a meteorite contained fossilized bacteria. well, once people took a good look at the paper and its findings it became clear that the findings were absurd. lots of commentary on this one.Continue
I was told to watch an interesting documentary called The Worlds Worst Place to be Gay with Scott Mills. Scott travels to Uganda to explore their views of homosexuality and discovers just how horrendous it is to be gay there. The media regularly prints headlines with gay men and women being outed and encouraging them to be hanged, beaten and murdered. This is seen as the norm in Uganda due to the deeply religious culture based on Christianity. Pastors are funded to keep promoting hate…Continue
(apologies to all as i've had to remove the first post and repost the links in a new post. some sort of glitch was preventing people from seeing the post.)
Virtually every atheist/agnostic encounters those who would attempt to debate them on the merits of their religion, or theism in general.
We all face similar problems, and would like to represent ourselves and…Continue